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Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,332
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Musically, what are you involved with at the present?

I currently just play percussion in a community concert band. We play easy pop arrangements to give the casual members something fun, complex classical pieces to challenge the semi-pros, and...
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,428
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Potential drummer; have a maybe controversial question

Over the next decade of your life, you will learn two lessons.
1. If you want to do something, then do it.
2. Taking the time to sign up for an internet forum and post a thread asking if you think...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 4,361
Posted By mymarkers
Re: More Creative on a Smaller Kit

Every so often a big-kit drummer posts how they tried playing on a smaller kit and felt more creative while doing it. The general consensus is that the size of the kit caused the creativity. I think...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 792
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Is it still 4 way coordination if I....

Fun- if somewhat semantic and philosophical- question. Here's how I score it: Can you switch each of those unison limbs to a different rhythm while keeping the other one the same? If yes, then I'll...
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,820
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Drummers who don't use cymbal stoppers

I thought the wing nuts were to prevent the cymbal from dropping when some idiot grabs the stand and tips it too far.
Forum: Drum Technique 08-11-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 841
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Tips for learning 7/8 time?

At the risk of editorializing, I feel unsatisfactorily about the inapplicability and artificiality of the conceptualization of 7/8 time with a bunch of 1's, 2's, and 3's.

Pick a seven syllable...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,253
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Starting to teach.

You're nicer than me. If I taught, I'd send them straight to a piano teacher before I even let them touch the pad.

Well, actually I wouldn't. There has to be some immediate benefit for the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,270
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Stripping - drums & fills.

Whoa. I totally misunderstood the thread title. I thought that you meant you ripped off your shirt where you'd normally play a drum fill.
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Weird Al to play the next Super Bowl?

On one hand, Weird Al is popular and recognizable across a broad range of demographics and guaranteed to perform an entertaining and G-rated show. On the other hand, any organization which sets video...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Summer musical 2014: Bat Boy!

Sounds like fun. Isn't the whole point of musical theatre that the audience is completely oblivious to the fact that the entire cast, crew, and pit orchestra are legitimately worried that the entire...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-06-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,783
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Open handed technique

It's also been my experience that it doesn't take twice as long to learn both ways. I've begun to wonder if my piano background has something to do with this. What does your left hand typically do on...
Forum: Drum Technique 08-04-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,783
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Open handed technique

The actual differences between traditional and "open-handed" technique that I have experienced are far different than those purported in discussions like this.

First, I play a traditional set-up...
Forum: Drummers 07-17-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 50,437
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz here!

I didn't even realize he was working on an album, but the likely tour was my first thought when I heard it was released. A Weird Al concert promises entertaining production, a rock-solid backing...
Forum: Drums 07-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 997
Posted By mymarkers
Re: What's the better option: new or used drum kit?

You won't find a great deal from Guitar Center, but you will find a whole bunch of good and not bad deals. How flexible are you on brand name, configuration, color, and other factors? If you don't...
Forum: Drum Technique 07-11-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Unique Sounds from a Standard Kit

Knock over a cymbal stand.
Knock over a tom stand.
Knock over a tom stand with a cymbal (or two) on it.
Hit the back of your left hand with the full force of a stroke with your right stick and...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Here's an idea

It's almost a shame you quit teaching once you figured that out. The best instructors I've had in any subject are those who understand that their life's passion may just be a hobby or curiosity to...
Forum: General Discussion 06-26-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,416
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Here's an idea

Some people just don't want to play the drums.

You can't really convince somebody to commit long-term to something they don't want to do. A person has to try a lot of different things to find the...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,488
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Summer musical 2014: Bat Boy!

I played this one in college. It's a lot of fun, but I can't offer much advice. Working with the bass player is definitely a great idea. Several of the most iconic tunes feature some really neat bass...
Forum: General Discussion 06-16-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By mymarkers
Re: How to set up for this classical piece?

I've never played that one in particular, but my approach with multiple percussion parts is generally the same.

I start with pencil, paper, and the part. I look for the strictest constraints on...
Forum: General Discussion 06-13-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,767
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Not sure if this has been brought up before...

Vinegar is my weapon-of-choice against persistent odors. At first, it seems like you've just replaced the odor with vinegar. Over time, the vinegar smell fades and nothing is left. I'm not sure...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Jazz Band Tryout

Jazz band for me was intense. Auditions were the first week of September. By the middle of October, we had to play 30+ charts for a fundraising event; essentially, we were the band that played for a...
Forum: General Discussion 06-03-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Jazz Band Tryout

Auditions for drums in a school jazz band are a bit different than auditions for the concert band or marching band. You're probably accustomed to being given a few pieces to prepare for the audition...
Forum: General Discussion 06-02-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,669
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Pros vs. Average Joe's

There are none. The difference between professional and amateur is everything else.

Professional is an attitude. Amateur is an attitude. That applies as well to drumming as software development. I...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,548
Posted By mymarkers
Re: Tabs Vs. Traditional Notation

The difference? I can read one of the two.

I've given tabs a fair try. I have yet to find a situation in which they are useful. The same thing happens every time. I realize that I can figure it...
Forum: General Discussion 05-21-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,689
Posted By mymarkers
Re: What would happen if...

All of them. I started writing computer code when I was 8 or 9- about the same time I started piano lessons. The kids who grow up to become doctors and scientists are reading age-appropriate science...
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